Over the past few days, the EOS cryptocurrency exchange rate has fallen by 13.5% due to the anger of the Chinese cryptocurrency community caused by the statement of Block.one technical Director Daniel Larimer.
Daniel Larimer published his message on the social network Twitter on February 10, but noticed it only five days later, when it was translated into Chinese. The top Manager of Block. one writes:
“China has put 98 people under house arrest in an attempt to save 2 (the death rate from coronavirus is 2%).”
Immediately after the tweet gained popularity in China, the EOS cryptocurrency exchange rate went down sharply. Which, however, is not surprising, because now the Chinese community is very sensitive to any reports of coronavirus.
Larimer later deleted his tweet and even posted a message of apology, saying that his words were “inappropriate.”
“I did a lot of research on the CORVID-19 epidemic and some of my tweets, which were intended to highlight the severity of the situation, were misunderstood. I apologize for this, so I deleted them. I feel very sorry for everyone affected by this situation and am looking for opportunities to help,” Larimer writes.
At the end of last year, the technical Director of Block.one made a statement that the current state of Affairs, when the tech giants are monopolists in the digital space, resembles an Orwellian dystopia.